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The Best of Bowie - Piano Voice and Guitar (Paperback): The Best of Bowie - Piano Voice and Guitar (Paperback)
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Contains all the songs from the hit album plus the bonus song Everyone Says Hi. Arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord boxes.

Long Hard Road Out Of Hell - Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Paperback): Neil Strauss Long Hard Road Out Of Hell - Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Paperback)
Neil Strauss 2
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The Smiths (Paperback): The Smiths (Paperback)
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This songbook contains every song recorded by The Smiths specially arranged in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.

Innocent When You Dream - Tom Waits: The Collected Interviews (Paperback, New ed): Mac Montadon Innocent When You Dream - Tom Waits: The Collected Interviews (Paperback, New ed)
Mac Montadon 2
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Tom Waits in his own words: a collection of three decades' worth of interviews with Tom Waits 'I've never met anyone who made it with a chick because they owned a Tom Waits album. I've got all three, and it's never helped me,' Tom Waits. Born, seemingly, in the back of a taxi cab outside a hospital in California, in December 1949, the young Tom Waits graduated through the jobs of janitor, dishwasher and cook to the position of doorman at a small L.A. club. Existing on a diet of whiskey, cigarettes and beat writing, he now added folk and jazz to his formative influences. In 1969, Captain Beefheart manager Herb Cohen discovered him - and five years later he released his first album, Closing Time, a record soaked in equal parts bourbon and melancholy. His drunken bohemian persona kicked in after this ('The Piano Has Been Drinking, Not Me'), and his familiar hoary rasp ('a voice that could guide ships through dense fog'), tales of losers, outsiders, hobos, dingy bar-room joints and seedy diners became the stuff of cult legend, covered by the likes of the Eagles, championed by Elton John, and instantly recognisable from a thirty-year career that has seeped through music (over 20 albums), theatre and film. Waits has never written an autobiography, has notoriously played fast and loose with the truth, but this collection of interviews is practically Tom Waits in his own words. Witty, enigmatic and currently fired up about the state of America (his latest album 'Real Gone' has been his most successful yet), Innocent When You Dream is a must-have for any Waits fan.

Rockschool Popular Music Theory Workbook Grade 1 (Paperback): Nik Preston Rockschool Popular Music Theory Workbook Grade 1 (Paperback)
Nik Preston
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Rockschool Popular Music Theory Workbook Grade 4 (Paperback): Nik Preston Rockschool Popular Music Theory Workbook Grade 4 (Paperback)
Nik Preston
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Why the Ramones Matter (Paperback): Donna Gaines Why the Ramones Matter (Paperback)
Donna Gaines
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The central experience of the Ramones and their music is of being an outsider, an outcast, a person who's somehow defective, and the revolt against shame and self-loathing. The fans, argues Donna Gaines, got it right away, from their own experience of alienation at home, at school, on the streets, and from themselves. This sense of estrangement and marginality permeates everything the Ramones still offer us as artists, and as people. Why the Ramones Matter compellingly makes the case that the Ramones gave us everything; they saved rock and roll, modeled DIY ethics, and addressed our deepest collective traumas, from the personal to the historical.

That's the Joint! - The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal That's the Joint! - The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal
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"Before That's the Joint I spent countless hours making photo-copies of essays and articles on hip hop for my students. When That's the Joint dropped it changed everything. It took hip hop studies to the next logical level and, hopefully, with the second edition Forman and Neal will take hip hop studies to an even higher level. That's the Joint , indeed, it is the sure shot " -- Reiland Rabaka, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA "That's the Joint stands as the seminal Hip Hop studies volume. It is comprehensive in scope, incorporating works from the leading scholars, journalists and practitioners in the genre. Moreover, it treats the subject in a rigorous academic manner, while making the readings accessible to a broader audience." -- Melina Abdullah, California State University, Los Angeles, USA That's the Joint : The Hip-Hop Studies Reader brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning more than 30 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology showcases the evolution and continuing influence of one of the most creative and contested elements of global popular culture since its advent in the late 1970s. Think of it as "Hip-Hop 101." This newly expanded and revised second edition of That's the Joint brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. Presented thematically, the selections address the history of hip-hop, identity politics of the "hip-hop nation," debates of "street authenticity," gender, revolutionary politics, aesthetics, technologies of production, hip-hop as a cultural industry, and much more. The new edition includes expanded coverage of gender and racial diversity in hip-hop, and takes a look at hip-hop's role in politics, including the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. The new edition also includes expanded pedagogical fe

La Verdad - An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Paperback): Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Jason Nichols La Verdad - An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Paperback)
Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Jason Nichols
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Why Vinyl Matters - A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans (Hardcover): Jennifer Otter Bickerdike Why Vinyl Matters - A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans (Hardcover)
Jennifer Otter Bickerdike 1
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"It's the ritual element of it. It's running your finger down the side of the record, trying to open the plastic wrap, and then pulling it out, seeing if there is an inner sleeve, hoping for a gatefold. Nowadays, you just walk over to your computer, you click three times, and you have 140,000 songs at your fingertips. Vinyl was just a different kind of thing - and it still is." - Lars Ulrich, Metallica. In 2015, vinyl sales in the US increased by 30% - a raise for the tenth year in succession - and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK in 2014, the first time the million mark has been surpassed since 1996. Vinyl, once thought to be a dying market, is now facing a major revival. Pop culture writer and historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike interviews some of our most iconic artists, including hip-hop stars, Indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders and record store owners. Each superstar and superfan talks about their own experiences of vinyl and what it means to them, and the importance of its re-emergence - seemingly against all odds - as a physical format in the era of the digital economy.Why Vinyl Matters is part history, part future forecasting, part nostalgia and all celebration. A collection of more than 25 interviews, all illustrated with photos, sidebars, quotes, album covers, outtakes and much more. This is the book for anyone who has ever gone to the store and bought music on vinyl. Includes interviews with: Fat Boy Slim; Tim Burgess (Charlatans); Henry Rollins (musician, actor, writer, comedian); Gaz Coombes (Supergrass); Lars Ulrich (Metallica); Maxi Jazz (Faithless); Rob da Bank (DJ and founder of Bestival); Clint Boone (Inspiral Carpets); Mike Ness (Social Distortion); Chief Xcel (Blackalicious); Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5); Fab 5 Freddy (hip hop pioneer, visual artist); Fat Mike (NOFX); Julia Ruzicka (Future of the Left); Steve Hackett (Genesis); Nick Hornby.

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon (Paperback): Crystal Zevon I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon (Paperback)
Crystal Zevon
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When Warren Zevon died in 2003, he left behind a rich catalog of dark, witty rock 'n' roll classics, including "Lawyers, Guns and Money," "Excitable Boy," and the immortal "Werewolves of London." He also left behind a fanatical cult following and veritable rock opera of drugs, women, celebrity, genius, and epic bad behavior. As Warren once said, "I got to be Jim Morrison a lot longer than he did." Narrated by his former wife and longtime co-conspirator, Crystal Zevon, this intimate and unusual oral history draws on interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stephen King, Bonnie Raitt, and numerous others who fell under Warren's mischievous spell. Told in the words and images of the friends, lovers, and legends who knew him best, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead captures Warren Zevon in all his turbulent glory.

Me And A Guy Named Elvis - My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley (Paperback): Jerry Schilling Me And A Guy Named Elvis - My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley (Paperback)
Jerry Schilling 2
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On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the local teenager whose first record, "That's All Right," had just debuted on Memphis radio. The two became fast friends, even as Elvis turned into the world's biggest star. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to work for him as part of his "Memphis Mafia," and Jerry soon found himself living with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his own room at Graceland. Over the next thirteen years Jerry would work for Elvis in various capacities - from bodyguard to photo double to co-executive producer on a karate film. But more than anything else he was Elvis's close friend and confidant: Elvis trusted Jerry with protecting his life when he received death threats, he asked Jerry to drive him and Priscilla to the hospital the day Lisa Marie was born and to accompany him during the famous "lost weekend" when he traveled to meet President Nixon at the White House. Me and a Guy Named Elvis looks at Presley from a friend's perspective, offering readers the man rather than the icon - including insights into the creative frustrations that lead to Elvis's abuse of prescription medicine and his tragic death. Jerry offers never-before-told stories about life inside Elvis's inner circle and an emotional recounting of the great times, hard times, and unique times he and Elvis shared. These vivid memories will be priceless to Elvis's millions of fans, and the compelling story will fascinate an even wider audience.

Million Dollar bash - Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Sid Griffin Million Dollar bash - Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Sid Griffin 1
R353 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R105 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's 1967, the Summer of Love, and Bob Dylan is holed up in Woodstock with a group of musicians once known as The Hawks, laying down a set of recordings that will soon turn the music world on its head. These recordings - the Basement Tapes - would not be released commercially by Dylan at first, but would emerge in the form of cover versions by acts such as The Byrds, Manfred Mann, and Peter Paul and Mary. Together, they would inspire a homespun, back-to-basics approach in the work of The Beatles, the Stones, the Grateful Dead, and many others, while also kick-starting the entire Americana genre. In this fully revised and updated edition - published to coincide with a major new documentary about the Basement Tapes and the release of the T Bone Burnett-produced Lost On The River album - author and musician Sid Griffin is given unique access to a cache of more than 40 never-before-heard Basement Tapes recordings, allowing him to shine even greater light on this pivotal yet often misunderstood moment in popular music history.

The Who: Can't Explain (Hardcover, Special edition): Steven Rosen The Who: Can't Explain (Hardcover, Special edition)
Steven Rosen
R572 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R141 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Unofficial four part biography of influential rock band The Who. Formed in 1964, The Who's classic line-up of Roger Daltrey on vocals, Pete Townshend on guitar, John Entwistle on bass and Keith Moon on drums found success quickly with the iconic single 'My Generation' and their predilection for destroying their instruments at the end of shows. This biography tells the story of the band through the years, with the aid of archive interviews and contributions from music journalists.

Migrating Music (Hardcover): Jason Toynbee, Byron Dueck Migrating Music (Hardcover)
Jason Toynbee, Byron Dueck
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Migrating Music considers the issues around music and cosmopolitanism in new ways. Whilst much of the existing literature on world music' questions the apparently world-disclosing nature of this genre -- but says relatively little about migration and mobility -- diaspora studies have much to say about the latter, yet little about the significance of music. In this context, this book affirms the centrality of music as a mode of translation and cosmopolitan mediation, whilst also pointing out the complexity of the processes at stake within it. Migrating music, it argues, represents perhaps the most salient mode of performance of otherness to mutual others, and as such its significance in socio-cultural change rivals -- and even exceeds -- literature, film, and other language and image-based cultural forms. This book will serve as a valuable reference tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students with research interests in cultural studies, sociology of culture, music, globalization, migration, and human geography.

Memphis Rent Party - The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music's Hometown (Hardcover): Robert Gordon Memphis Rent Party - The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music's Hometown (Hardcover)
Robert Gordon 1
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Oasis - Complete Chord Songbook (2009 Revised Edition) (Paperback, Revised edition): Oasis - Complete Chord Songbook (2009 Revised Edition) (Paperback, Revised edition)
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Classic Rock - Photographs from Yesterday & Today (Paperback): Jim Summaria, Mark Plotnick Classic Rock - Photographs from Yesterday & Today (Paperback)
Jim Summaria, Mark Plotnick
R448 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R116 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic Rock: Photographs from Yesterday and Today features the original, high-quality performance photography of veteran photojournalist, Jim Summaria. Through his camera lens, readers get a front row centre seat to not only Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers in performance, but additional acts often overlooked and whose contributions are compelling. This book draws an intriguing visual contrast between artists in their prime - and, if still performing, as they have appeared more recently. The addition of quick facts and trivia about these artists, key recordings, and revealing quotes from these musicians, peers, and critics will further entertain readers.

Number One Songs In Heaven - The Sparks Story (Paperback): Dave Thompson Number One Songs In Heaven - The Sparks Story (Paperback)
Dave Thompson
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Since the moment they emerged into the mainstream in 1974, armed with the hit "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us," the band Sparks--brothers Ron and Russell Mael--has endeared themselves to successive generations of fans, not only with their wry humor and quirkiness, but also with a lyrical and musical inventiveness that sees them listed among the most influential acts ever. Exclusive interviews and insights trace the group from its earliest strivings in California up to the present, while author Dave Thompson's unique eye for period detail and context reveals just how intelligently Sparks has predicted the course of popular music over the past quarter century. A full worldwide discography, including albums, singles, and audio-visual material, make it a must for Sparks fans everywhere.

Songs of Love and Horror - Collected Lyrics of Will Oldham (Hardcover): Will Oldham Songs of Love and Horror - Collected Lyrics of Will Oldham (Hardcover)
Will Oldham
R492 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R128 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As a performer, songwriter and actor, Will Oldham has carved a singular path through the worlds of indie folk and cinema. Now the critically acclaimed, enigmatic artist presents his life's work: the lyrics to more than two hundred songs spanning the 1980s to the present, each with annotations that impart new meaning to his music. Oldham's aphoristic meditations-on death, patience and turning carelessness into a virtue-are, like his lyrics, profound, earthy and often funny. They reveal flashes of Oldham's philosophy, the sources and circumstances that inspired his lyrics and the literary ambition of his songwriting. Separated from their aural form, Oldham's lyrics become a new kind of poetry-candid, awkward and wise-with influences as diverse as Rabindranath Tagore and The Mekons. A book that will delight his longtime fans and inspire young songwriters, Songs of Love and Horror reveals an artist who has captured extraordinary poetry in music despite being "a stranger among my own language".

Howling At The Moon - The True Story of the Mad Genius of the Music World (Paperback, New ed): Walter Yetnikoff Howling At The Moon - The True Story of the Mad Genius of the Music World (Paperback, New ed)
Walter Yetnikoff; Contributions by David Ritz 2
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The ultimate showbiz insider's expose, HOWLING AT THE MOON, is the wildly entertaining and brilliantly narrated autobiography of Walter Yetnikoff, head of CBS Records during its heyday in the 1980s, and then the most powerful man in the music industry. Yetnikoff knew most of the stars and embraced all the excesses of this era: he was mentor to Streisand, father confessor to Michael Jackson, shared a mistress with Marvin Gaye and came to blows with Mick Jagger. He feuded with David Geffen and outmanoeuvred Rupert Murdoch. He was also addicted to cocaine and alcohol - until his doctor gave him just 3 months to live. Yetnikoff came from a working- class Jewish family from Brooklyn; he graduated from law school in the 1950s and proceeded to climb the corporate ladder to the very top. His high-flying ended in breakdown, but throughout his rise and fall, Yetnikoff remained a man of huge charisma and disarming charm. HOWLING AT THE MOON is written with David Ritz, the only 4-time winner of the Ralph J Gleason Music Book award, who has collaborated on the autobiographies of such stars as Ray Charles, BB King, Aretha Franklin and Etta James.

Gaz's Rockin' Blues - The First 30 Years (Paperback): Gaz Mayall Gaz's Rockin' Blues - The First 30 Years (Paperback)
Gaz Mayall
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Founded by Gaz Mayall on July 3, 1980, Gaz's Rocklin Blues is an institution and London's longest running one-nighter club. This book is released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the club and features all the flyers and posters made for the night over the years, as well as photos, anecdotes and everything you wanted to know about this legendary and well-loved night.

Chain The 50 Years Of Fleetwood Mac (Hardcover): P. Chrisp Chain The 50 Years Of Fleetwood Mac (Hardcover)
P. Chrisp
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Fifty years later, as they prepare for their gigantic farewell world tour throughout 2018, they remain one of the biggest bands of all time - a position they have held since 1977 when, with the help of John's wife, Christine McVie, and two virtually unknown American musicians called Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, they released an LP titled Rumours that went on to become the world's best-selling album. That, in itself, is a remarkable story. Now consider the highs and lows, the successes and failures, the personal turmoil, tragedy and heartbreak through which this band has journeyed over the last 50 years ... and the story of Fleetwood Mac becomes one of pure drama. The greatest ever rock `n' roll soap opera.

Waiting for Kate Bush (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Mendelssohn Waiting for Kate Bush (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Mendelssohn 2
R260 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R59 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the b format version of the critically acclaimed book on the singer. In "Waiting for Kate Bush", the reader will not only laugh out loud at Herskovits' attempt to make sense of his life in an alien culture, but also learn in detail what Kate Bush - known alternately as 'the barmiest bird in pop', 'the pre Raphaelite mymph with Minnie Mouse's soprano' and the 'greatest artist of the last 30 years' has been up to in the silent decade - plus - since the release of her last album.

Snoop Dogg - Reincarnated (Hardcover): Snoop Dogg, Vice Snoop Dogg - Reincarnated (Hardcover)
Snoop Dogg, Vice
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The story of Snoop's musical and spiritual journey to Jamaica, reaching its culmination during the recording of his most recent album and captured in VICE and Snoopadelic Films documentary Reincarnated. Immediately following the death of longtime friend and collaborator Nate Dogg, Snoop headed to Jamaica to regroup and record his twelfth album. There, he experienced a radical transformation from hip-hop god and legendary leader of the West Coast gang rivalry to Rastafarian spokesperson Snoop Lion, embracing non-violence and reggae. This book is an extension of this powerful moment in the life of a pop culture icon captured on film by VICE Global Editor Andy Capper. Includes extended interviews with Bunny Wailer, Louis Farrakhan, Chris Blackwell, Daz Dillinger, Angela Hunte, and conversations between Snoop and VICE-never-before-seen photographs and untold stories from his personal archives from his early days singing in church to his discovery at sixteen by Dr. Dre and his phenomenal life onstage and on tour to his gang involvement, behind-the-scenes stills from 'insider' LA photographer Willie T., the best of Snoop from the inimitable VICE archives, and Snoop's handwritten notes and nicknames for the characters along the way. It also includes the limited edition vinyl only given to a select few musical insiders before the album's release.

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